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Kansas septuagenarian couple has been listed as missing from Kansas since 2009


Billie Black and his wife, Mary, disappeared from Atchison, Kansas at 8:15 a.m. on September 11, 2009. They left their home in the 2400 block of Pacific Street in their light blue four-door 1990 Honda Civic with the Kansas license plate number AWX 605 and never returned.


Their vehicle has never been located. It had paint missing from the hood, and its exhaust system was loud and dangled from the undercarriage.


After their disappearances, the lights were found turned on in the Blacks' home. Billie and Mary's driver's licenses were there, as well as a checkbook and some cash, and Billie's insulin was in the refrigerator.


Billie “Bob” Black was 74 years old at the time he went missing in 2009.  Billie Black is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds.  He has gray hair and brown eyes.


Mary Lou Black was 72 years old at the time he went missing in 2009.  Mary Black is 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds.  She has gray hair and brown eyes.


Authorities and members of the Blacks' families believe they're no longer alive. One theory is that they drove, accidentally or intentionally, into the Missouri River. Little evidence is available in their cases, however, and their disappearances remain unsolved.


If you have any information that might shine a light on this decade old cold case contact the Atchison County Sheriffs Office at 913-367-4323.



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